Yesterday, I have received two badges: Revival, and Self-Learner. However I was only notified of the Revival badge, because apparently the Self-Learner badge is not considered "veteran-worthy".

What badges have their notification suppressed if the user has a 200-rep account somewhere on the Stack Exchange network, i.e. they won't trigger a new item in our achievements dialog?

  • IIRC, 200 rep is just the beginning. As you go on, even more badges are hidden. Commented Jul 2, 2012 at 10:52
  • @balpha - plan to make this into a faq or something like that? Commented Jul 2, 2012 at 10:59
  • @ShaWizDowArd It's hardly "frequently asked" if it's the first time being asked. Also see this discussion.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Jul 2, 2012 at 11:02
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    @balpha cheers, I saw a table once posted by a mod/dev but your post is much more simple and informative. Commented Jul 2, 2012 at 11:04
  • @ShaWizDowArd Oh, okay, I haven't found one. Got a link?
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Jul 2, 2012 at 11:08
  • @balpha sure! Here it is. Hmm.. it's for privileges, but guess you have one for badges as well in the same place? Commented Jul 2, 2012 at 11:28

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Silver and gold badges are always considered veteran-worthy, so you'll always be notified of those regardless of reputation or site.

On per-site metas, you're always considered a veteran; on all other sites (including Meta Stack Exchange), you're considered a veteran if you have the network association bonus rights, i.e. you have earned 200 rep somewhere in the past.

The following bronze badges are considered veteran-worthy:

  • Nice Answer
  • Nice Question
  • Caucus
  • Excavator
  • Mortarboard
  • Popular Question
  • Proofreader
  • Revival
  • Synonymizer
  • Vox Populi
  • Announcer
  • Precognitive
  • Curious
  • Tag badges

Any bronze badge not in this list is not veteran-worthy, i.e. won't cause a notification for veteran users.

Back before its retirement, the Tumbleweed badge was also included on the above list.

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    Yes, if you have the SO precognitive badge, that IS noteworthy. Commented Jul 2, 2012 at 12:09
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    with 200 Rep a user is already considered a Veteran? What is a user with 20K Rep then? A hyper-mega-veteran?!? :-P
    – donfuxx
    Commented Feb 28, 2014 at 20:39
  • @donfuxx The idea is that after 200 rep, things like Autobiographer are not interesting; you easily get it on any site where you log in. But having a Nice Answer is nice even if you're JS and it's your 5770's Nice Answer.
    – yo'
    Commented Feb 16, 2015 at 15:40
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    Why is Excavator considered noteworthy? I don't know for others, but I have it on twenty sites.
    – wythagoras
    Commented Apr 14, 2016 at 16:40

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